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There are 5 ways to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit by train, plane, bus, car train or car

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Train, fly  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nelspruit (MQP) JNB - MQP

$128 - $314

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Car train  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the car train from Pretoria to Nelspruit

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit

$15 - $24

Bus TransLux Express  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Witbank
  2. Take the bus from Witbank to Nelspruit

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Nelspruit 200 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit is to car train which costs R 100 - R 150 and takes 8h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit is to train and fly which costs R 1 800 - R 4 500 and takes 3h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Nelspruit. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Pretoria and Nelspruit is 281 km. The road distance is 320 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit without a car is to bus which takes 5h and costs R 220 - R 340.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Pretoria to Nelspruit, including transfers.

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Pretoria to Nelspruit bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Pretoria station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Nelspruit Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Pretoria to Nelspruit bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Nelspruit station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Nelspruit is 320 km. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Pretoria to Nelspruit.

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  • Distance: 175.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between Pretoria, South Africa and Nelspruit, South Africa?

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 5h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Pretoria to Witbank
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Witbank to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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